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WordPress web designers in Citrus County to Tampa Florida. We offer custom WordPress website design, SEO, and custom wordpress plugin development services for small to large businesses since 2004.
WordPress web design Frequently asked questions
WordPress website design Questions - Our designers have answers!
WordPress is an open source software that’s free. WordPress is a great content management system that that allows developers to create free or paid themes, and also free and paid plugins. WordPress is by far the most used content management system for publishing content and websites online. While WordPress has many upsides, it also has it’s downsides.
Some local WordPress developers will tell you it takes six weeks or more to develop a website built with WordPress. An average developer with three to four years experience might take a month to develop your WordPress website. It can takes us two weeks or more depending on when we receive your content. Advanced wordpress websites that require more functionality might take longer. It just depends on the amount of work and level of complexity. It takes our web developers half the time to develop a WordPress website then it does any other type of website that uses normal html, php or asp code.
90% of all web agencies use and rely on WordPress 100% of the time. The other 10% of local web companies are capable of writing their own code to create non WordPress websites. 50% of these are non-developers selling $50 themes as “custom” and at custom development rates. We believe this is unethical and wrong. You should know if you are getting a paid theme or a real custom website and pay what each is really worth. Now, the average person or non-techie business owner would not know the difference, but unfortunately, it’s more common than you might think. WordPress software powers more than 30% of the web. We are one of the few local web design companies that have the skill to develop original source code, themes, and non WordPress websites.
A WordPress theme is a collection of templates and stylesheets used to define the appearance and display of a WordPress website. There are many free and paid WordPress themes available online by third party developers. Most non developers use paid themes to build your website knowing that you don’t will never know the difference. These types of WordPress websites are simple to copy and paste or drag and drop builders and are not custom. Every WordPress website or theme we build is not a paid theme and is fully custom to only your business. Some WordPress themes use old code and you are taking a big risk by uploading vulnerable and outdated code that could be easily compromised by hackers or negatively impact your website. Choose your themes carefully!
A WordPress plugin uses specific PHP programming language or code usually written by third party developers for WordPress Software that extends the functionality and adds more features to WordPress and your website. There are tons of free and paid WordPress plugins available online. However, some of them are old and are not supported by their developers. This means you takea big risk by uploading outdtaed vulnerable code that could be easily compromised by hackers that can negatively impact your website. Choose your plugins carefully! Yes, we develop and write custom WordPress plugins.
The main upside to using WordPress as your content management system is that it’s easy for just about anyone to make changes without being a developer. It’s easy to learn to use WordPress. If you are a business owner that wants to take control of their own content you might have a few things to learn but there are many quality tutorials on the internet that can help you.
There aren’t many downsides to using WordPress as long as understand how to use and keep it up-to-date. One downside is the many third party plugins and themes developed that are not updated or supported by the developer. When your plugins, theme, scripts, or WordPress core are unsecure and not updated often it creates vulnerabilities within your website. You must implement updates often along with creating backups of your website to minimize any bugs or potential hacks that may cause issues.
We have been working with WordPress for fourteen years and love what we do. We are WordPress designers and developers that have turned WordPress inside out for just about any size web project. So, we know a thing or two about WordPress.
Absolutely! We love it when clients take control of their website and learn to manage their own content. There are also many free online tutorials that will help you manage your new website. This saves time and money but if you are busy running your business we can also edit it for you.
Yes, we can! We provide on-going support for many of our clients. Ask us about our Support Packages.
Absolutely! A mobile-friendly website is very important to people on mobile devices. We work hard to ensure your website looks great on browsers and a variety of mobile devices.
If it takes 1000 hours to learn a basic skill, and 10,000 hours to be an expert. We have more than 26,000 hours of web design experience. This means we have mastered WordPress web design and website SEO. The skills you need.
We can code your website in just about any programming language. We can use WordPress for some websites because it’s a great content management system that now powers more than 30% of the web. Its huge market share is due to its flexibility and ease of use.
Quite a bit! Your input is crucial to the design and development process. We ask quite a few questions about your goals and needs and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality to fit your business.
Here are a list of basic things you will need to start a web project. You can email this or we can send a dropbox file for you to add your content.
- A quality logo normally in a .ai print ready format.
- You need a good quality set of 10-15 photos or images.
- Quality content. Each page should have 300-400 words of text.
- You will need to have a business domain name.
A custom WordPress website and off-the-shelf WordPress theme is different. Should you care? If you are concerned with how much a website will cost to build then the answer is, yes! Off-the-shelf means it’s a theme developed once and sold to many. Your “developer” buys this Themeforest WordPress theme for $59 and resells it to you for $5000 or more because you will never know the difference. This is not a custom website design, but more like basic customization. This is why:
Off-the-shelf Themeforest thems allows you to select colors, add your logo, beautiful photography, and content. Then you can launch it in about twenty hours.
- 95% of the code has been developed by a third party developer – not your developer.
- 80% of your website is drag and drop. This means the design or style (the look and feel) is already coded for the “designer” to just add your content.
- It takes 65% less time to upload and launch this type of WordPress website.
- Theme forest themes are developed once and sold to many. So you don’t really own the source code. The original developer on Theme forest does.